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SMD Strategy

Education

To provide all our students, wherever based, an education that is judged internationally to be of the highest quality, and which exploits innovations in teaching, learning and assessment.

Our mission is to develop outstanding doctors, dentists, allied health professionals and scientists.

We will broaden the portfolio of opportunities for our students and provide the highest standard of support for their progress. Education will be enhanced by innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, informed and enriched by our high quality research activity and our public engagement activities.

Aiming for the maximum impact on patient care, we will continue to innovate in medical and dental education using contemporary information technology platforms, working with other faculties to develop innovative non-clinical courses, building on the recently developed Biomedical Sciences BSc. We will pursue a measured transition, as appropriate, from traditional pedagogic techniques. We will maintain

and mature our educational innovation in areas such as professionalism, resilience and inter-professional education, and inform our pedagogic performance with increased engagement in education research. This will be delivered in the context of the emerging QMUL Model of education which will ensure that our graduates are trained in a wide range of transferrable skills. This will enable them to function at a high level from an early stage in whatever sector of the job market they choose.

We will seek to provide the best infrastructure and facilities for our students and staff in order to create learning environments that fully support delivery of our courses. We will extend the reach of our educational offering to a wider national and international cohort of talented individuals.

Objectives

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3.1 To increase student opportunities for overseas study

Indicator of ProgressTarget

Number of off-shore programmes for QMUL students

Number of new overseas partners offering opportunities for students

Year on year increase in students spending time in programmes abroad9
Increase over five years
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3.2 To increase student and staff mobility within the EU Erasmus programme

Indicator of ProgressTarget

Number of students and staff who have taken advantage of this programme

Year on year increase
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3.3 Expansion of BSc portfolio and increasing contribution to BSc programmes co-taught with SBCS

Indicator of ProgressTarget
Number of students on new and shared programmes and high levels of student satisfaction in internal and external student surveysIncrease to 400 student FTE over the planning period
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3.4 Innovation in teaching

Indicator of ProgressTarget
Maintaining our excellent student satisfaction survey scores

Satisfaction scores maintained above 90% over the planning period

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3.5 Develop a portfolio of online courses designed for both distance and blended learning

Indicator of ProgressTarget
Number of students completing QMUL distance and blended learning programmes20% increase by 20199
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3.6 To increase the number of academics innovating in education and increase the number of early career educators

Indicator of ProgressTarget
Establish of a cohort of early career educators by developing educations skills in young researchersCohort of education based Early Career Academics established over the planning period
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3.7 Maintain and improve students’ employability

Indicator of ProgressTarget
HESA Employment Performance IndicatorMaintain our performance to support QMUL ambition to at least match Russell Group median by 18/19
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3.8 To provide the highest standard of teaching

Indicator of ProgressTarget
Number of staff achieving teaching accreditation100% of educators by 2019